What is a Magnet School?
Magnet grants are highly competitive grants funded through the United States Department of Education designed to create new and innovative thematic whole school programs and offer equitable school choice to families.
Magnet Schools are schools of choice. Magnet Schools offer specialized curriculum aligned to the school’s theme with student activities designed to promote academic excellence. Magnet Schools integrate STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) into all academic subjects and school activities.
Magnet Schools are New York City public schools that receive additional funding from the federal government to implement a theme, design innovative curriculum and increase family participation. Funding enriches academic activities by supporting school trips, additional supplies, partnerships and arts-in-residency programs. Magnet Schools offer challenging interdisciplinary academic experiences designed to engage, inspire and motivate students to achieve. Magnet Schools accept students from beyond attendance zone through the magnet application process. Non-zoned students can apply to a magnet school during the application period.